Edgewater is a city in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States.
Population (year 2000): 7,677 P
Median age: 30.0 yrs
Land area: 2.4 sq miles
Median Income: $63,455
The Borough of Edgewater was chartered in 1894 under the Borough form of government in which the Mayor is elected to a four-year term and six council members are elected at large on a partisan basis to serve staggered three-year terms, with two seats coming up for election each year.
Public school students in grades K to 6 attend the Eleanor Van Gelder School which serves 406 students and is the lone school of the Edgewater Public Schools.
The Japantown in Edgewater features, among other places of interest, a strip mall containing a Mitsuwa Marketplace which features products aimed at the Japanese American market. Located in the building is a food court with stores such as Hide-chan's Ramen and Italian Tomato, with a sitting area with a view of the Hudson River. The mall also features other business aimed at the Japanese consumer and those seeking Japanese products.
Shuttle buses run daily from Manhattan, bringing Japanese shoppers, as well as those just interested in Japanese products. Fort Lee also contains several Japanese (and Korean) oriented businesses